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2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

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9 minutes ago, See Red said:

Syracuse followed up the worst delay of game call I've seen with a pretty sweet QB run to clinch the game.  Clemson was probably a little overrated coming in, but that's obviously a great win for Syracuse and Dino Babers.

 

I want to add that Eric Dungey is a guy who's not on the national radar who is a very, very good football player.

 

I wouldn't say Clemson was overrated...they've played the 3rd toughest schedule, to date.

 

Oh how I've missed you, #Clemsoning!

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10 minutes ago, HedleyLamarr said:

I wouldn't say Clemson was overrated...they've played the 3rd toughest schedule, to date.

 

Oh how I've missed you, #Clemsoning!

 

Well, I say that because they caught Auburn without Kerryon Johnson—and without him, Auburn is a completely different team—and while Louisville looks like a good win on paper, they're essentially an all-world QB surrounded by a team that really isn't particularly good (the offensive line in particular), which we saw again when they were beaten pretty well by NC State.  And really, I don't know that Virginia Tech is as good as their rank indicates either.

 

Don't get me wrong, they had looked good, but I think people had been pencilling them back into the National Championship game against Alabama and I don't know that they'd looked anywhere near that good.

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2 minutes ago, See Red said:

 

Well, I say that because they caught Auburn without Kerryon Johnson—and without him, Auburn is a completely different team—and while Louisville looks like a good win on paper, they're essentially an all-world QB surrounded by a team that really isn't particularly good (the offensive line in particular), which we saw again when they were beaten pretty well by NC State.  And really, I don't know that Virginia Tech is as good as their rank indicates either.

As they say..."That's a 'you' issue!".  Clemson can only play against the roster the opponent puts out there.

 

Schedule strength only factors in wins/losses...not polls.

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Right.  I get that.  But if you're going to use their strength of schedule as proof that they weren't overrated, it's not unfair to point out why the strength of schedule is a bit misleading.

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27 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

Syracuse ticket staffers need to do a better job next game.

 

Fun Fact: Syracuse didn't sell the game out tonight and hasn't had a sell out since 1998 (Tennessee).

hey now, the locals gotta get their leaf watching and apple picking done every Saturday :P

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Just now, RyanMcD29 said:

hey now, the locals gotta get their leaf watching and apple picking done every Saturday :P

I know. All of you bought the basketball season tickets and either the tax refund was too low, didn't get enough OT at work, or started at Lyft/Uber too late.

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36 minutes ago, See Red said:

Right.  I get that.  But if you're going to use their strength of schedule as proof that they weren't overrated, it's not unfair to point out why the strength of schedule is a bit misleading.

It's pretty hard to be misleading when you're factoring in not just the strength of the opponents you've played, but the strength of your opponents' opponents....

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24 minutes ago, HedleyLamarr said:

It's pretty hard to be misleading when you're factoring in not just the strength of the opponents you've played, but the strength of your opponents' opponents....

 

Yeah, sure.  Okay.  The team that was being pencilled by many into the National Championship game but just lost to a 4-3 Syracuse team probably wasn't a little overrated.

 

In my opinion they were overrated.  You don't agree?  Oh well.  Move along.

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Wazzu down 14 at the half and the poor air quality makes all those pass routes even tougher in the 2nd Half.

 

Wazzu had 24 passes and 7 rushes by Falk (4 of which were sacks) in 43 plays in the 1st Half.

 

 

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I don't like to say that college kids give up/quit, but after 8 sacks and little offensive production, Wazzu is ready to after that Cal "Ortege Jenkins"-like TD.

 

 

$hit, THAT was 19 years ago?

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2 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

I don't like to say that college kids give up/quit, but after 8 sacks and little offensive production, Wazzu is ready to after that Cal "Ortege Jenkins"-like TD.

 

 

$hit, THAT was 19 years ago?

What are you talking about, it says 1998, that's like 2... Oh no.

 

 

Two top ten teams falling to unranked teams before the first Saturday game kicks off. Hell of a thing. 

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Wazzu getting their a$$ unexpectedly kicked like that nearly boycotting/multiple suspeded plauer Minnesota beat them last December.

Embarrassing.

 

But, Cal OC Beau Baldwin is likely to be in the serious mix to be the next Oregon State HC.

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This feels like a product of the PAC 12 just not really being that strong. They're a really evenly matched conference, but outside of Washington there's nobody to really write home about. Hell, even Washington may be more a product of that conference. 

 

Maybe ASU had a shot tomorrow?... lol, no they don't. 

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Fantastic job of Mike Leach trying to keep his team together.

 

No fault of his own, just the players.

The defense was, "they".

"Ours (players) didn't play hard", but all of you coached hard.

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College Football as a whole is not that strong. You have maybe 2 good teams per major conference and the rest is crap. 

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3 minutes ago, Wings said:

College Football as a whole is not that strong. You have maybe 2 good teams per major conference and the rest is crap. 

I feel as though this is the norm. The SEC had a decade where they had four of the top ten or so teams (or more) every year, but other than that, it's usually like two teams per conference that could threaten for a national title, if even that. 

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4 minutes ago, Red Wolf said:

I feel as though this is the norm. The SEC had a decade where they had four of the top ten or so teams (or more) every year, but other than that, it's usually like two teams per conference that could threaten for a national title, if even that. 

But there's not really a reason to expand the College Football Playoff to eight.

The semifinal games with four teams are barely competitive.

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Boston College gets their first conference victory since 2014, I believe. 

 

Good for their coach, Steve Addazio.  He's been very insightful on those Film Room versions of the National Championship Game....

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49 minutes ago, HedleyLamarr said:

Boston College gets their first conference victory since 2014, I believe. 

 

Good for their coach, Steve Addazio.  He's been very insightful on those Film Room versions of the National Championship Game....

They won 2 last year (@Wake & @NC State). But big win for the Eagles.

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